This online program is designed to enable candidates who do not have a New Jersey teaching certificate to obtain New Jersey certification as an Associate Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 24 credits of specifically approved courses as listed below, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. In addition, the program requires the completion of three specific education courses to provide the necessary teacher education background for working in a school library.
The program focuses on developing the school library media specialist as a teacher, instructional partner, informational specialist and program administrator in grades preschool through 12. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are assessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and case studies. This certificate program is for candidates who do not have a NJ instructional certificate.
August 1st: Fall semesterDecember 1st: Spring semesterMay 1st: Summer semester*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis*International students are advised to apply by:April 1st: Fall (September intake)November 1st: Spring (January intake)
In addition to the University’s admission requirements:
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470